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by rocketscientist
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 117693

LOL! Well I wouldn't call it lazy. It takes hard work to come up with a seventeen line sentence that is still funny.
by rocketscientist
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Welcome, travelers
Replies: 25
Views: 77898

Hello there! Welcome! Just a warning - if Sanscardinality gets all metaphysical on you just tell me. I'll smack him. :wink:

Great to have you. I read some of your writing on your site and would be thrilled to read more here if you ever care to post!
by rocketscientist
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 117693

Am reading The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks right now. Keeps me wondering - which I like. So far Ive encountered a 17 line sentence (yes, I said 17 lines) and an uncle who is a walrus. I love it when a writer has a sense of humor. At least I hope he's being funny! :p
by rocketscientist
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Science art
Replies: 3
Views: 20801

Heheheh! I liked the one you sent me earlier today too!
by rocketscientist
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 84054

The inspector is part of the very powerful state secret police. When he arrests Eisenheim, it is not for having designs on Princess Sophie, but for inciting riots. And a major point against Eisenheim is his Jewishness. All these are subtle, but definitely there -- and for me they created a deeper w...
by rocketscientist
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 117693

For yet another vivid fantasy world, there is George R.R.Martin's Song of Fire and Ice, which Athena introduce me to when I was going through a rough patch. Think of it as the anti-Tolkien. This medieval world is dirty and gritty. No one is noble. Everyone betrays everyone else. And it is fantastic...
by rocketscientist
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 84054

I saw both of those films as well, and while I agree with you on some counts, I disagree on others. The Illutionist was without doubt the more beautiful film. The art direction was superb and some of the scenes were simply transporting. Unfortunately I was able to see through the plot after the firs...
by rocketscientist
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Chat: SF/F Poll - check it out!
Replies: 4
Views: 18586

Chat: SF/F Poll - check it out!

I know this site has some avid readers of SF/F and here's a chance for you to show the world what you think of this year's offerings: https://secure.locusmag.com/2007/2007PollAndSurvey.html It's the 2007 Locus Poll & Survey . If an author wowed you, moved you to either anger or joy, here's a cha...
by rocketscientist
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Space and Spirit
Replies: 38
Views: 121604

I've been meaning to comment on what a well written essay this is. The language is concise and clear. It walks the reader through your thought process without either beating us over the head or talking down. I assume that you consider me an intelligent reader. I appreciate that. The argument is good...
by rocketscientist
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Additions to the Gallery albums
Replies: 16
Views: 62935

Oh WOW! I missed the editions! Beautiful Heather! I'm curious about the statement you make with your androgynous style. This isn't a criticism, I find it intriguing. When I was younger I was always drawing androgynous figures, as a way of pointing out the similarities between men and women. Now I fi...
by rocketscientist
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: A comforting thought
Replies: 3
Views: 17420

An Irishman who speaks Greek with a Cretan accent. I like it. :)
by rocketscientist
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 117693

Le Guin is writing again? That's something I will certainly look into! I'd be interested in what she would choose to focus on at this point in her very long and illustrious career. The other trilogy seems very interesting! Alternative Renaissance sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendations. I...
by rocketscientist
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book recommendations: The Balkans -- history and culture
Replies: 4
Views: 21957

Thanks for the recs! Good non-fiction is an excellent resource for fiction as well. Gets lots of ideas going.
by rocketscientist
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 40406

Spoilers...Humm *rubs chin* well - she lives. But it isn't exactly happily ever after. :shock:
by rocketscientist
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 40406

The Curse of the Golden Flower

Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the cinematographic beauty of this film! Zhang Yimou has pulled out all the stops - and this old costume hand was literally drooling. I've never seen anything like it. The sets, the costumes, the props and the art direction were like nothing I've witnessed before. An...

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